koldfront

First equivs package #debian #emacs

๐Ÿ•œ๏ธŽ - 2011-12-25

The auctex-package in Debian unstable seems to have recently started to depend on emacs23.

I have emacs-snapshot (GNU Emacs 24) installed and no need for emacs23. So, with the aid of Google, I learned to type:

 $ equivs-control fake-emacs23
 $ jove fake-emacs23
 $ equivs-build fake-emacs23
 $ sudo dpkg --install fake-emacs23_1.0_all.deb

And then I could install auctex again. Nice!

The fake-emacs23 control file looked like this:

Section: misc
Priority: optional
Standards-Version: 3.9.2
Package: fake-emacs23
Provides: emacs23
Architecture: all
Description: Fake Emacs 23 pretends to provide Emacs 23 so auctex can be installed.
 Fake package providing emacs23.

Simple as that.

Add comment

To avoid spam many websites make you fill out a CAPTCHA, or log in via an account at a corporation such as Twitter, Facebook, Google or even Microsoft GitHub.

I have chosen to use a more old school method of spam prevention.

To post a comment here, you need to:

ยน Such as Thunderbird, Pan, slrn or Gnus (part of Emacs).